So this in response to my “Best delay pedal available today?” In that post, I tweeted a question what people thought was the best delay out there today. I got some variety, but the advantage goes to the MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay. I’ve been personally eye-balling this pedal for a while. I own the Line 6 DL 4 currently, but thinking about picking up something else for some variety.
The MXR Carbon Copy is a analog delay where you can adjust the regeneration, mix, delay and also has a modulation switch. The modulation switch allows your to turn modulation on or off. The modulation is preset, but you can adjust the width and rate of modulation with two internal trim pots.
Here is the official description:
The MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay Pedal features a completely analog audio path for the ultimate in rich, warm delay-made possible only by old-school bucket brigade technology. This design boasts an amazing 600ms of delay time with optional modulation via a top-mounted switch and a simple, three-knob layout that controls Delay time, Mix (dry/wet blend), and Regen (delay repeats)-all in a pedal no bigger than a Phase 90. In addition, the M169 pedal has two internal trim pots that offer user-adjustable width and rate control of the modulation for even more tonal options. The Carbon Copy effect pedal will take you from crisp “bathroom” slap echoes to epic, Gilmour-esque delays with a twist of a knob. True hard-wire bypass, single 9-volt operation, and stage-ready blue LEDs round out the package.
MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal Features:
- Analog audio path
- Extremely compact
- 600ms delay time
- Controls: Mod switch, Delay time, Mix, Regen
- True hard-wire bypass
- 9-volt operation
- Blue LEDs
I found another gearmandude video with this pedal. He’s not a ‘delay-guy’, so it’s slightly limited, but I thought the demo was better than all the other ones I saw. I was hoping for some heavy psychedelia wah + carbon copy delay, but the Johnny Cash slap-back is cool just the same.
You can pickup the MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay pedal at Musician’s Friend for $149.99.
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13 years ago
I went without proper groceries for a week to get this pedal. I have not been disappointed. Not only is it my go-to pedal for regular delays, but also for the spaceship sounds from messing with the delay “time” settings.Reply
12 years ago
This is a cool pedal. The more I use it, the more I enjoy it. I seem so find a wide range of delay options, but I now I simply use it to “fatten” by overall sound, which it does very well. A really nice pedal and as my first MXR pedal, it’s a nice introduction to the MXR family…Reply